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June 7, 1968

webmediaWomen sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham factory in London go out on strike over pay discrimination. Three weeks later, they agreed to return to work after being offered 92% of the men’s wages. Two years later, the Equal Pay Act of 1970 was enacted, which, for the first time, prohibited less favorable treatment between men and women in terms of pay and conditions of employment.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Action New Hampshire and commented:
    Women in England achieved justice with the Equal Pay Act in 1970 and refused to accept lower wages before that. Where is the justice for women in America in 2015?

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